Lucy Alibar is a screenwriter, playwright and storyteller from the Florida panhandle. Her film, Beasts of the Southern Wild, which she wrote with Behn Zeitlin, and is based on her original play, Juicy and Delicious, won the Narrative Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Fox Searchlight will be releasing the film this summer.
Her other plays include, A Friend of Dorothy (Best Play Finalist, Montreal Fringe), Lightning/Picnic (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Mommy Says I’m Pretty on the Insides (Williamstown Theatre Festival), and Christmas and Jubilee Behold the Meteor Shower (New Georges).
Her work has been produced and developed at the Sundance Institute, Joe’s Pub, Williamstown Theatre Festival, HERE Arts Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Dixon Place, New Georges, Edinburgh Fringe, the Avignon Festival, and the Cherry Lane Theatre. Lucy is a member of Court 13, EST/Youngblood, Jose Rivera’s Writing Group, and founder of the New Georges Writer/Director Lab. She is a Sundance Screenwriting Fellow, two-time finalist for the Heideman Award at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, and winner of Young Playwrights, Inc. She bakes a mean coconut cake.